Avicii’s debut album ‘True’ turns 6 years old
The news about Swedish DJ and producer Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, are recently increasing again, a tribute concert that sold out within minutes, a memorial incorporated into the mainstage at Tomorrowland and, not to forget, the posthumous album ‘Tim’. His first studio album titled ‘True’, now turned 6 years old as, it was released on September 13th, 2013.
In 2011 his song ‘Levels’ reached the top 10 in various charts around the world whilst also reaching number 1 in Hungary, Norway and Sweden, which catapulted him into the mainstream scene. At the end of 2012, his collaboration with Nicky Romero ‘I Could Be The One’ was released which was also a huge success around the globe.
Then, in March 2013 during his Ultra Music Festival performance in Miami, Avicii announced that he’s working on a new studio album, ‘True’. The performance included a stomping band to play his ‘Wake Me Up’ taken from the album. Following the single release of ‘Wake Me Up’, the song landed on number 1 of the Spotify Global Charts and brought Avicii to number 2 of the most streamed artists worldwide.
The 10 track album includes some of the most famous tracks and collaborations ever produced by the Swedish maestro, including ‘Wake Me Up’ featuring Aloe Blacc, ‘You Make Me’, ‘Hey Brother’, ‘Addicted to You’ and ‘Dear Boy’. It’s no secret that Avicii had the perfect recipe for success – the right amount of perfectionism, creativity and willing to stand out of the ordinary – to create his own unique and distinctive sound that we all loved him for. He was most definitely one of the most influential artists at the time and took a huge part in shaping the scene to what it is today.
Unfortunately, Avicii died by suicide last year due to mental health issues after taking a break from touring altogether, which raised awareness on how tough the music scene can be from an artist perspective. So if you or someone you know is experiencing mental health issues, please contact your country’s suicide prevention hotline.